Taylor Swift and Conor Kennedy split

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TAYLOR Swift says she "doesn't know" how to hold down a "normal relationship".

The 22-year-old singer - who has previously dated John Mayer, Joe Jonas, Jake Gyllenhaal and Taylor Lautner - insists she tries to be "normal" when she is going out with men but finds it tough because of the pressures of living under the showbiz spotlight.

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In an interview filmed last Monday (22.10.12), just days before news broke about her latest split from Conor Kennedy, she told talk show host Katie Couric: "I don't know how to have a normal relationship because I try to act normal, love from a normal place and live a normal life.

"But there is sort of an abnormal magnifying glass, like telescope lenses, on everything that happens between me and anybody else."

Despite having been in a number of relationships in recent years and basing the lyrics to the majority of her hit songs on love, the 'I Knew You Were Trouble' hitmaker insists she "doesn't know" a lot about the subject.

She added: "I don't really know that much about love, it turns out."

Taylor and Conor's split is believed to have been an amicable one, but the long distance between the 18-year-old Massachusetts-based hunk and the jet-setting blonde - who is currently promoting her fourth studio album, 'Red', which was released on Monday (22.10.12) - is thought to have been a stumbling block in their relationship.

The 'We are Never Ever Getting Back Together' hitmaker's relationship revelations to the ABC correspondent come as somewhat of a rarity as she tends to shy away from speaking openly about her private life, preferring to get such feelings down in her song lyrics.

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